Using Portworx storage with Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

In this post I will share how to use the Portworx Container Storage Interface (CSI) with the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, more commonly known as Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) to Create, Snapshot, Clone, Resize, Restore and Delete Kubernetes Persistent Volume Claims (PVCs) Create a StorageClass (SC) Let's start by creating a new Portworx Storage... Continue Reading →

Fully automated Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) deployment with Portworx using Terraform

Introduction I frequently have the need to stand-up Kubernetes lab environments for R&D, learning and to develop blogs and solutions, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) provides a great wizard to enable the rapid deployment of Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) clusters. However, if you find yourself performing the same task often you should consider automating the process,... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the YugabyteDB Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Over the last few years I have seen an increasing interest within the Oracle community with PostgreSQL and more recently with Yugabyte. During a recent User Group conference I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about YugabyteDB by attending an excellent presentation by my good friend Franck Pachot. Using my new found... Continue Reading →

Portworx Enterprise 2.8 installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) Cluster Let's start by creating an Oracle Kubernetes Engine cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). You can use the OCI Web UI to manually create an OKE Cluster within your OCI Compartment. Or if you prefer you may want to consider using my Terraform automation which is available in GitHub. Before... Continue Reading →

Using the Oracle MySQL Kubernetes database Operator, Portworx and OKE

Today there are a number of different MySQL Kubernetes Operators available for use, many providing similar functionality with varying development effort and support offerings, for example Percona, PressLabs, GrdsCloud, Moco to name a few. In this post I am going to be using the official MySQL Kubernetes Operator developed by the Oracle MySQL team to... Continue Reading →

How to configure the Kubernetes Dashboard on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

The Kubernetes Dashboard is not deployed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) by default but can easily be enabled by following the steps below. Check Environment For this post I am using Kubernetes version 1.20.8 with Oracle Linux 7.8 nodes, you can confirm the version of your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure... Continue Reading →

Provisioning an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster with Rancher

Background In my post Automated Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) build with Terraform I shared how we can use Terraform to automate the creation of an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). An alternative, and increasingly popular approach is Rancher, Rancher provides both a Command Line Interface (CLI) and Web... Continue Reading →

Automated Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) build with Terraform

Background In my last post I shared how to deploy Portworx by Pure Storage on the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). In this post I will share how we can automate the build of an OKE cluster using Terraform. Terraform for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) If you want... Continue Reading →

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